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Easy Ways Keep Cool Air from Escaping Your Opelika Home

When the temperature mellows in Opelika, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfort of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling air conditioner repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Farnell Mechanical, Inc..

  1. Air is getting out through the glass of your windows - when air contacts the glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.

  2. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you could be losing cool air through your attic, which in-turn makes your air conditioner work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for air conditioner repair. You can easily check if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your air conditioner work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need air conditioner repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about air conditioners, air conditioner repair, or any number of other things related to heating or cooling your home, give us a call at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment with us online.